Dave Cullen


"The tragedies retain coming. As we reel from the most recent horror . . . " So starts a brand new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine turned the template for almost twenty years of "spectacle murders." it's a fake script, seized upon by way of a iteration of recent killers. within the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the vital to appreciate the crime that sparked this plague grows extra pressing each year.

What fairly occurred April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp at the American psyche, yet such a lot of what we "know" is inaccurate. It wasn't approximately jocks, Goths, or the ditch Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen used to be one of many first newshounds on scene, and spent ten years in this book-widely famous because the definitive account. With a willing investigative eye and mental acumen, he attracts on mountains of facts, perception from the world's major forensic psychologists, and the killers' personal phrases and drawings-several reproduced in a brand new appendix. Cullen paints uncooked photographs of 2 polar contrary killers. They distinction starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption one of the survivors.

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